The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

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August 31, 2019

In August, I was reading ...




2018
Elizabeth and her German garden,
by Elizabeth von Arnim

2017
Matriarch:  Queen Mary and the House of Windsor,
by Anne Edwards

2016
The big house:  a century in the life of an American summer home,
by George Howe Colt

2015
The watchmaker of  Filigree Street,
by Natasha Pulley

2014
Under magnolia,
by Frances Mayes

2013
Eighty days:  Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's
history-making race around the world,
by Matthew Goodman

2012
Greenery Street,
by Denis Mackail

2011
The Warden,
by Anthony Trollope
{#6barsets begins!}

2010
The Grand Sophy,
by Georgette Heyer

2009
Thanks for the memories,
by Cecilia Ahern

2008
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day,
by Winifred Watson

2007
Espresso tales,
by Alexander McCall Smith

2006
Still life,
by Louise Penny

2005
Circle of sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones,
Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin,

by Judith Flanders

2004
Into love and out again,
by Elinor Lipman

2003
Eat cake,
by Jeanne Ray

2002
Good harbor,
by Anita Diamant


{The painting is Couch on the Porch,
by Childe Hassam (1914)}



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